Water supply to about 27,000 rice farmers in Central Luzon in the Philippines was cut off due in part to decreasing water levels at Angat Dam, bringing attention again to the need for everyone to save water even for growing rice, the ‘thirstiest’ of all crops.
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The 3000 Rice Genomes Project, a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the International Rice Research Institute, and BGI, provides a massive rice genomic sequence resource for worldwide use.
New Delhi - About 10 million of the poorest and most disadvantaged rice farmers have been given access to climate-smart rice varieties, which includes flood-tolerant ones.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is marking the 150th harvest of its Long-Term Continuous Cropping Experiment (LTCCE), the world's longest-running rice research project.
Coinciding with International Women’s Month celebrations, Burundi’s Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Hon. Ir. Odette Kayitesi, underscored the crucial role of women in farming and the increasing demand for rice in her country during a visit to IRRI recently.
On January 29, IRRI successfully held a unique event entitled Si Manansala at ang Masaganang Ani in commemoration of Vicente Manansala's 104th birth anniversary.
IRRI Director General, at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, calls on governments and the private sector to ensure that farming families share in the benefits of inclusive growth.
Mutual protection of elite breeding lines marked a renewed collaboration between the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), signed at the PhilRice headquarters at the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, on 3 April 2014.
A newly designed dryer has the potential to give sun drying a new twist.
In 2013, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its partners released 44 new and improved rice varieties, continuing the decades-long mission of using rice science to reduce hunger. Around half of the current global population—or about 3.5 billion people—relies on rice as a source of sustenance and livelihood.
In commemoration of Manansala’s 104th birthday, art enthusiasts will gather at the IRRI headquarters on 29 January 2014 to celebrate these treasured art pieces during the inaugural event of Si Manansala at ang Masaganang Ani.